Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

O. Duane Sanders, Jr.

Orvis Duane Sanders, Jr., age 91, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was a member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Norris, Tennessee. He served his country in WWII in England and France. Duane worked at the Y12 plant in Oak Ridge for 32 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. [Read more…]

Lt. Robert Hembree

Lt. Robert Hembree, 42, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 29, 2015. Robert will be remembered for so many things, especially his love for the Lord and others. A man of integrity, he was a family man with a wonderful sense of humor who put others first and served with passion. Robert was never afraid [Read more…]

Eugene Maxfield

Eugene Maxfield age 8 7, went home to be with the lord on June 29, 2015. He was an attendee of Fountain City Presbyterian Church, he was a caring father, a man of integrity and for him family always came first. He is preceded in death by his father John Benjamin Maxfield, Mother Mary Maxfield, [Read more…]

Charles W. Joyner

Charles Wilbur Joyner, 62, of Petros, Tennessee lost his fight with cancer on Saturday, June 27, 2015. His loving wife of 36 years, Cheryl Joyner, was by his side. Charles was born on January 7, 1953 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was the son of Ira and Geraldine Joyner also of Petros. He is survived by [Read more…]

Margaret Perdue

Margaret Perdue, 74, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015, at Tennova Residential Hospice in Halls, Tennessee. Born Margaret Brown in 1941 in Welch, West Virginia, Peggy, as she was known to her family and friends, graduated from Marshall University in 1963. Moving to South Florida in 1967, she taught elementary school in Miramar, Florida, [Read more…]

Nelson T. Edwards

Nelson Taylor Edwards passed away while gardening at the family farm on Father’s Day June 21, 2015 at the age of 78. He had a love of his family including his wife Linda; son, John Brian Edwards and wife Janie; daughter Kari Wilcox and husband James; grandchildren Katie Taylor Simmons, Ella Wilcox, and Kai Wilcox. [Read more…]

Brenda Sue Groseclose Large

Brenda Sue Groseclose Large, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David Large, her children, Lisa Ryan and Leslie McFalls and her son-in-law, Brian McFallls. Her grandson and best friend, Brodie McFalls, held a truly special place in her heart. Sue worked for more [Read more…]

Robert R. “Sandy” McCoy

Robert “Sandy” McCoy, age 61, of Knoxville, TN passed away June 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Billy McCoy. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his son, Robert “Bobby” McCoy Jr. and daughter-in-law Crystal McCoy; grandchildren, Tyler McCoy and Ana Breeden; siblings Cathy Graham, Rebecca [Read more…]

Elbert Rhodes

Elbert “Bert” Rhodes, 87, a native of Busy, Kentucky and a resident of Houma, Louisiana and Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Knoxville. Bert was a United States Navy veteran and graduate of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Norma [Read more…]

Katherine L. Harris

Katherine Louise Harris, age 71, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2014, one day before her birthday. Kathy was the epitome of a homemaker, she loved decorating her home and tending the garden, especially her roses. She was a friendly and feisty woman who enjoyed her family and dogs. She is [Read more…]

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